HCS 245 Week 2 Effects of Disease on the Health Care Industry: Mental and Behavioral Health

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HCS 245 Week 2 Effects of
Disease on the Health Care Industry: Mental and Behavioral Health

Complete the
Mental and Behavioral Health portion of the Effects of Disease on the Health
Care Industry document located in the course materials.

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Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.


Complete one of the four tables
below each week.  For each table you will
use 2 diseases of your choice.  Be
sure to properly cite references and sources for any information or facts used.


A general example has been
provided for you.




Disease or Disorder

Treatment Modalities

Cultural Beliefs/Practices
Affecting this Disease

Epidemiological Statistics

Available Consumer Resources
(ex. financing, information,

Impact on Society

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

Prevention (education, exposure avoidance)
Antiretroviral treatment (required to begin
directly after infection)
Antiviral medications sometimes slow
disease progression, but cannot cure it once contracted.

AIDS is a disease that only affects the
LGBT community (myth).
Contracting HIV is an automatic death
sentence (myth).
HIV/AIDS is currently incurable (fact).
Education and proper preventive measures
are crucial in fighting this disease.

Worldwide,  2.5M new cases reported in 2011 (CDC)
635,000 individuals with
AIDS have died in the US to date (CDC).
Est. 1.1M people in U.S.
living with AIDS in 2009 (CDC).


Funding for prevention and research from
the government and private sector
Educational programs, UNICEF

Considered a worldwide epidemic  (Shi, 2014)
In 2012, the U.S. government spent over
$20B dollars on HIV/AIDS programs and research.
Impacts social lives and sexual practices
of all citizens in a given society in one way or another



Shi, L. (2014). Introduction to Health Policy. Chicago, IL: Health
Administration Press. Washington, D.C.: AUPHA Press. Centers for disease
control and prevention. (2013). Retrieved from http://o
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